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Spring 2018 
Art History Courses Offerings

ARTH 231.01 - History of Photography
MWF 8:45am - 9:50am
Professor:  Jo Ortel

ARTH 245.01 - Modernism & Postmodernism
MWF 11:15am - 12:20pm
Professor:  Jo Ortel

ARTH 255.01 - Contemporary Art in an Age of Global Warming
MWF 1:30pm - 2:35pm
Professor:  Jo Ortel

ARTH 285.01 - Italian Renaissance Sculpture
T, TH 2:00 pm - 3:50pm

Professor:  David Boffa

ARTH 285.02 - Art of Curating
T, TH 10:00am - 11:50am
Professor:  Joy Beckman

ARTH 285.03 - Sport in as Art
T, TH 10:00am - 11:50am
Professor:  David Boffa 

Special Projects

In consideration of the large number of requests for Special Projects, we are instituting a new policy for Special Projects.  

Beginning May 10, 2014, we require all students requesting special projects in Art History submit a 4-5 page proposal and an annotated bibliography of 10 sources to Cheryl Mikulecky (mikuleck@beloit.edu) one week before Special Project Contract Forms are due at the beginning of the semester. (Students are strongly encouraged to consult with and discuss Special Project ideas with the faculty member with whom they wish to work as they begin to conceive their project.) Proposals will be reviewed by the art history faculty. If approved, a student will be able to sign up for a Special Project in Art History.

Form, procedure, and due dates can be found on the Registrar's website.  

Advising Practicum

Advanced Topics in the History of Art
A listing and description of previous one time course offerings.

NYTimes: How an Aesthete’s Eye Can Help a Doctor’s Hand
With the goal of fostering diagnostic skills and empathy, more medical schools are battling skepticism to offer courses on viewing art.

Alternatives for Art Historians
Don't think a tenure-track job in academia as the only and ideal future job, but realize that the prospect of the number of academic jobs and new Ph.D.'s approaching one another in the near future is extremely unlikely. Therefore, be aware that the skills which you are developing --"doing research; conceptualizing relationships between structure, agency, and culture; combining research and analysis to present arguments with clarity and economy; knowing how to plan and carry out long-term projects" -- are all transferable to a wide range of occupations.